Follow PED all night from 9 a.m. on November 17 to 9 a.m. on the 18th.
November 17th (8:30): Registration has begun…..check put the cool SWAG.(stuff we all get)
9:30 We got our web pros………………ZOO CREW! And the 24 hours begins! We are hard at work with the design and priorities needed to make the site.
10:45 Meet a Webpro:
Name: David Miller
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Favorite Childhood TV Show: Hey Dude or Global Guts (Especially when Israel was represented)
Would you rather…have inverted knees or inverted elbows? Inverted Knees…..elbows
11:45 Meet a webpro (Arfon Smith – Backend Extraordinaire)
Name: Arfon Smith
Favorite Super Hero: Spiderman
Would you rather fight a shark in water, a lion on land, or a pterodactyl in air (assuming you could fly): I’d have to say that I’d rather fight a lion on land. Death in water is one of my greatest fears…and at the mouth of a shark. Plus Spiderman can’t really fly so I’d be at a disadvantage there. I suppose I’d have the best chance on land. I’m rather agile.”
1:00 pm LUNCH TIME! Our sandwich options included Berry Beefy and Mega Meat…..Epic. Any-who, we are plugging away on our projects with our awesome team.
Speaking of our awesome team, meet our next Webpro:
Name: Nathalie Rayter
Her favorite childhood book: The Phantom Tollbooth
Favorite Party Ever: Her 7th birthday when she had a Pocahontas themed party. She ended up going missing, and was found behind the couch reading a book.
Would you rather have telekinesis or the ability to fly: Telekinesis because it is more practical. If I wanted a glass of water and I was to lazy to get up…….oh look, problem solve.
2:00pm Meet our next Webpro:
Name: Brian Carstensen
Job: Front-End Developer
Favorite Color: Burnt Sienna
Would you rather be a pirate or a ninja: Pirates. They have way better attire.
3:00pm (Only 18 hours left!!!!!) Team is getting crazy…..by crazy we mean still programing.
Speaking of programing, meet one of the programmers.
Michael Parrish (Backend Developer/ Heartthrob )
Least Favorite Starwars Character: (Would be Jar Jar Binks, but he does not exist because those movies do not exist) I would have to say Luke, cause he whines to much.
Favorite Breakfast food: Cliff Bars, cause they have caffeine in them.
Would you rather never be able to say “I’m sorry” or “I love you” again: I’m sorry (said extremely quickly)
We’re thinking of our #POW friends getting ready for their event tonight. Join them for POW’s Bustin’ Out at EasyBar in Wicker Park, Chicago.
We’ve got another studly Webpro to introduce you to:
Name: Stuart Lynn
Fun Fact: Sucks on Fruit Rollups when he eats them. Oh, and he holds a PhD in Astro-Physics from Edinburgh University.
Would you rather fight James Bond or Jason Statham: James Bond. I feel like Jason Statham would fight dirty. After the fight with bond I know we’d go for a drink after.
5:02 p.m.- We are hoping everyone is getting ready for POW’s Busting Out, which starts at 7!
With 16 Hours to go we are in full stride!
Chris Snyder has been running code and consuming coffee all day. He is another one of our awesome WebPros.
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
Would you rather be half you weight or double your weight: Double, if I was half there would be something extremely wrong.
6:00pm With the smell of dinner in the air we’ve come to presenting our last Webpro of the day…or night?
Name: Ed Paget
Job: Front-End Development
Favorite Disney Movie: The Great Mouse Detective (much to the pleasure of his British colleagues)
Would you rather be the star of your favorite team who has a losing record or ride the bench on a winning team: Ed is a dedicated Toronto Maple Leafs fan so he says not only would he be well adjusted to being the best player on a losing team, he’d make more money on top of it. This one was a piece of cake.
7:00 Zoo Crew and PED super team has been working so hard……we didn’t stop in time for dinner to be there. I guess us and Roosevelt University underestimated how much about 100 nerds can eat. #emptybelly
7:45 Maybe waiting this long payed off! #morefoodforus #fullbelly
P.S. We hope your reading this on your phone, while at the POW Event. If not….Hurry and get there.
8:30 Just about halfway there!
9:40 After over 12 hours of constant work…….the boys are still going strong.
We’re approaching the 15 hour in mark and we’re still going strong. We’re well fueled with food, sugar, and energy of all kinds….
12 am (Midnight) With the stroke of the midnight hour, we are exactly 9 hours from launching an awesome new website.
Reinforcements have arrived and our stomachs were ready for them. We’re heading into the dark hours of the night with much to do. Things are looking great, we can’t wait to show you all in the morning!
1:45 am: After almost 17 hours straight of website development, we are working around the clock. No rest!
3:00am- 6 hours left. The battle has officially begun. Fatigue is setting in and our final push has begun! Sleep tight everyone of the outside world!
4:35am – our team has taken shifts of catching some shuteye as we push on through the night. With less that 4.5 hours left things are really coming together complete with infographics, maps, and more media than you’ve ever seen of our projects in one place. Although many of us are counting down the hours until we can sleep, we are also counting down the hours that we can unveil you all a new site. Let’s go Zoo Crew!
5:45 am: After a quick nap (by Andy, not any of these fine fellows), we are putting on some of the bells and whistles with a few bugs to fix!
6:35am – The sun has begun to creep over the horizon indicating we may have made it through the night. Now that the sun’s up, it’s crunch time.
7:00 Hey everyone, with the sun coming up and the judges coming around, we wanted to officially tell you that we will not be launching our website this morning. Zoo Crew and Kevin Oh did an amazing job developing our website, and we could not be more thankful for them. This is the website PED has been waiting for, and we want to make sure that when we launch it that every little speck is worked out. Thank you to everyone for following us on this amazing 24 hour journey. We will be sure to update you when the official website will formally be launched!
8:00 The judges just past and we are awaiting their decision. To be completely honest, we don’t care what they think. Zoo Crew and Kevin developed a website that we can’t wait to launch, all in 24 hours.
Here is a sneak preview.